Juniper Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

RV sites with hookups at Juniper Campground

This is a clean campsite overlooking Quemado Lake. There is a host onsite.

Juniper Campground is Quemado Ranger District's most popular campground. It offers full RV hookups, leveled tent sites, and easy lake access. Maximum RV size is 35'.

Juniper Campground Location Map View of tent site at Juniper Campground View across tent site with Quemado Lake in the distance RV sites with hookups at Juniper Campground

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed for the season. Anticipated reopening May 7, 2021
Operational Hours: The Juniper Campground will be closing for the season on September 8, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. We anticipate this site reopening Mother's Day weekend 2021, possibly without water. The campground will then close Monday, September 27, 2021.
Reservations: All Gila NF campgrounds have a 14 day stay limit.  The seven electrical sites will be available for reservations on April 1, 2021 on All remaining sites will be on a first-come/first-serve basis.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees There are 17 single family/tent sites and the fee is $10 per day.  There is one double site available for $16 per day.  There are 17 RV sites with hookups and the fee is $15 per day, and as of April 1, 2021 will be reservable on These sites can accommodate a 35' RV.  America the Beautiful Interagency Senior and Access Passes are honored for 1/2 off on camping fees.
Open Season: May 7, 2021 - September 27, 2021
Usage: Heavy
Busiest Season: Summer
  • There is a 14 day stay limit on all campgrounds on the Gila National Forest and the portion of the Apache Forest located in New Mexico.
  • OHV/ATV use is prohibited in the Quemado Lake Recreation Area.
  • Hunting and target shooting is prohibited in the recreation area.
  • All dogs must be on a leash at all times in the campground.
  • No tents are allowed in the RV loop.
  • Horses are prohibited in the Quemado Lake Recreation Area. There is a throwdown area outside the recreation area at El Caso Throwdown.
Closest Towns: Quemado, NM
Water: No water
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Hosted
Information Center: Quemado Ranger District
Phone: (575) 773-4678

General Information


The campground is located just west of Quemado, NM, take NM 32 south 14.2 miles to Quemado Lake/NM 103 sign. At sign turn left onto NM 103 and go 4 miles to where Forest Road 13 (gravel) begins. Continue straight on FR 13 for 1 mile to campground sign. Turn right into campground.


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Picnic tables Each site
Toilets Vault toilet (1) - No Showers
Boat ramp Boat ramp located at spillway
Tent camping 18 developed sites
Accessible 2 accessible sites
Camping trailer Full hook-ups. Max RV is 35'
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7,712 Feet